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John Hill

  • Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Birthday: May 06
Date of passing: 
December 12, 2017

John Hill was an American screenwriter and television producer.

Hill got his start in Hollywood when he penned the 1976 TV movie Griffin and Phoenix, starring Peter Falk and Jill Clayburgh. In 1980 his film Heartbeeps was released, starring Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters. In 1988, he co-wrote Little Nikita, starring Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix.

He wrote the movie Quigley Down Under in 1975. It was slated to be filmed in 1980, but when star Steve McQueen became too ill with cancer, it was canceled. It was released finally in 1990, starring Tom Selleck.

John Hill was an American screenwriter and television producer.

Hill got his start in Hollywood when he penned the 1976 TV movie Griffin and Phoenix, starring Peter Falk and Jill Clayburgh. In 1980 his film Heartbeeps was released, starring Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters. In 1988, he co-wrote Little Nikita, starring Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix.

He wrote the movie Quigley Down Under in 1975. It was slated to be filmed in 1980, but when star Steve McQueen became too ill with cancer, it was canceled. It was released finally in 1990, starring Tom Selleck.

Hill attained success as a writer for TV's Quantum Leap, and writer/producer of L.A. Law, for which he won an Emmy.

Later in life, Hill taught in the Educational Outreach division of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Hill died December 12, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 70.

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